Cookies and Cream Ice Cream {gluten-free}. A simple ice cream recipe that tastes like cookie dough with chewy cookie bites in a vanilla ice cream base. Option for no machine too.-

Cookies and Cream Ice Cream

This gluten-free recipe for Cookies and Cream Ice Cream is always a favorite. It tastes almost like a cookie dough ice cream with a wonderful creamy texture and chewy cookie bites. The total time reflects 4 hours for chilling before processing in an ice cream maker than allowing the ice cream to chill overnight before eating (for best consistency).
Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Keyword cookies and cream ice cream, gluten-free cookies and cream
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Total Time 16 hours 15 minutes
Servings 12 1/2 cup servings (1 1/2 quarts ice cream)
Calories 203 kcal
Author Toni Dash


  • 2 cups Heavy Whipping Cream
  • ¾ cups Granulated Sugar
  • 1 cup Whole Milk
  • 1 whole Vanilla Bean , slit lengthwise
  • 1 package Udi’s Gluten Free Chocolate Chip Cookies; cookies cut into ½-inch squares
  • Ice Cream Maker (see Notes below for instructions to make without a machine)


  1. In a medium saucepan over low heat, combine the cream, sugar and milk. Stirring often, heat until the sugar has completely dissolved. Remove from heat and add the vanilla bean. Place in the refrigerator to chill fully (at least 3 hours) or overnight.
  2. When fully chilled, scrape the inside of the vanilla bean into the ice cream base mixture and discard the pod. Whisk to blend.
  3. Pour the chilled ice cream base into an Ice Cream Maker. Process ice cream in an ice cream maker per the manufacturer’s instructions. To prepare the ice cream without a machine, refer to the Notes section below.
  4. Line the bottom of a large 1.5-2 quart freezer-safe ice cream container with some of the chopped cookies. Layer on 1/3-1/2 of the ice cream; repeat until all the ingredients are in the container.
  5. With a large mixing spoon, fold the ingredients in together so the cookies are well mixed into the soft ice cream. Seal and place in the freezer overnight.

Recipe Notes

Without a machine: Place some of the chopped cookies in a shallow freezer-proof pan. Alternate layering the ice cream and cookies. Allow to almost freeze, and stir to incorporate the cookies. Repeat the freeze/stir process a few times to ensure a consistent texture.

Nutrition Facts
Cookies and Cream Ice Cream
Amount Per Serving
Calories 203 Calories from Fat 135
% Daily Value*
Fat 15g23%
Saturated Fat 9g45%
Cholesterol 56mg19%
Sodium 27mg1%
Potassium 56mg2%
Carbohydrates 15g5%
Fiber 0g0%
Sugar 13g14%
Protein 1g2%
Vitamin A 615IU12%
Vitamin C 0.2mg0%
Calcium 49mg5%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.